Holy Fire (Trabuco Canyon Area) Open Thread

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Orange County has unfortunately gotten into the California wildfire news with today’s “Holy” Fire, so named for Holy Jim Canyon.   This story from the Register and this KABC 7 coverage seem to be good ways to track it, and are the sources of the minimal reporting offered below.

The fire reportedly started in Trabuco Canyon and then spread to Holy Jim, which is reportedly ordered evacuated along with Trabuco’s recreational center and the Blue Jay and Falcon campsites.  About 600 firefighters are now involved.

Source: Twitter. Claim it if it’s yours.

Described as “fast moving,” it is reported to be heading both towards Riverside to the east and part of Rancho Santa Margarita.  An evacuation center has been set up at the Bell Tower Community Center at 22232 El Paseo in Rancho Santa Margarita.  As this isn’t a breaking news site, please confirm that last bit before heading there.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)